Quick began the 2008–09 season with the Los Angeles Kings' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, sharing time with Jonathan Bernier. He was called up to the Kings on December 16 after goaltender Erik Ersberg suffered a groin injury. Quick played his first NHL game on December 6, 2007, against the Buffalo Sabres in an 8–2 win. He earned his first career NHL shutout on December 23, 2008, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus. He also received the NHL's Third Star of the Week honor for the week ending December 28. In three games, Quick posted a 2–1–0 record, with both victories coming via shutout, posting a 0. 67 goals against average (GAA) and a . 958 save percentage. On February 9, 2009, he was awarded the First Star of the Week by the NHL after stopping 95 of 100 shots in a three-game road win streak, which launched the Kings back into the 2009 playoff picture. He finished the season with a 21–18–2 record, with a 2. 48 GAA and . 914 save percentage. He earned his first career NHL Stanley Cup playoff shutout on April 17, 2011, against the San Jose Sharks, stopping all 34 shots for a 4–0 shutout win.